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Hello, new to this, have my eye on a 2008XR, 130kms, for my wife to haul the kids around in. Dont know much about these Outlooks, but the wife likes the look, and all the pieces seem to be there. I see a lot of great posts, and just as many poor reviews and problems! Is like every other used vehicle out there, or am I in for another "life lesson".

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My wife got her 2008 XE for the same reason, to tote the kids around. Our kids are 9 and 5 and we have plenty of room for friends and Mom-In-Law. While there have been MANY complaints on this forum, we have had none so far.
 

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IMO, RUN and don't look back! Just say-n. I have life experience talking here, other can vouch for me.
 

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I agree with sixathome don't buy it there are plenty of other vehicles out there. I bought mine for the same reason to lug around all the kids it was a great price for that size vehicle until all the problems start happening from headlight harness to power steering noise to airbag lights to service traction control lights and trans problems never going to know what will happen next when you start it up.
 

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We'll sell you ours, just ignore that big service traction control thread :)

We actually love the car, but we've only had it for a few months and we've had it in to the dealer 3 times for the same issue, which still isn't fixed and speaking of which...that's where it is right now... But the local dealer has been really trying to fix it and not making us pay for anything since the first repair charges so I can't complain about the service. They are super nice people.
 

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I have a 2007 XR and I really enjoy it besides the lack of power but it is a pretty heavy vehicle. I've been an Audi/VW tech for 13 years and I did my research before buying this vehicle so I know what I'm getting myself into. Let me tell you, Audi has way more issues than what I see posted on here. As for the truck, we love the power liftgate,remote start, the capability to tote my four sons, myself, wife and mastif dog. My Audi allroad had the third row seat but that only goes so far till the kids get bigger. We still have the allroad for the snow but this outlookk seems to do just as well when traction is limited. Buy an extended warranty if your worried. There really isn't much out there with all the bells and whistles he outlook had IMO. Good luck on your decision.
 

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Scotmbb107 said:
Buy an extended warranty if your worried. There really isn't much out there with all the bells and whistles he outlook had IMO. Good luck on your decision.
I love the bells & whistles, too:



My advice: find an '09-'10 Outlook, because you'll avoid the potential for waveplate failures in the 6T75 transmission and the sunroof leakage issues common in the '07's & '08's MYs. In addition, you'll have more 5 yr/100k powertrain warranty coverage with the '09's & '10's.
 

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I was going to say the opposite, get an '07. Ironically, it's the most reliable of the older years. Take a look at the reliability stats at True Delta. The '07 is average at 57 repair trips per year per 100 cars, the '08 is at 87, '09 at 79 and the '10 is at 84. :angryfire:

Better yet, get a Pilot. The '08 Pilot is at 9 (yes, nine) repair trips per year per 100 cars and the '07 is at 19.
 

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My 2007 doesn't have a sunroof so hopefully no leaks for me. As for warranty, I thought I read somewhere the 07's have 10 yr /120K extended warranty on timing chain issue regaurdless of ownership. Luckily for me, my dealer's owner also has a GM dealer a few towns away. As for the pilot, I'm sure it is reliable as most Hondas are but the styling and features just don't do it for me.
 

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I agree, the Outlook & other Lambdas are more desirable from a design & performance standpoint, but there is something very compelling about years of trouble free motoring.

I chose the Outlook over the Pilot for that reason (better looks, more cargo space, better towing), but I was expecting average reliability not worst in class. So far I haven't had many issues, so hopefully that will continue.
 

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Same here, the Honda style is just :puke: but they run forever :)
 
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